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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?
(a) A keen wit.
(b) Politics.
(c) Good advice.
(d) Money.

2. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Mabel say about Mrs. Cheveley after she leaves?
(a) She has beautiful clothes.
(b) She is very intelligent.
(c) She is a horrid woman.
(d) She is a lovely woman.

3. Why does Sir Robert think it would be useless for Goring to talk to Lady Chiltern about life?
(a) She already knows everything there is to know.
(b) She's not smart enough to understand.
(c) Nothing could make her change her views.
(d) She won't believe Goring.

4. What does Mrs. Cheveley consider fame on the continent for Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) He has a beautiful wife.
(b) He is recognized by many people.
(c) He is a politician.
(d) His name is spelled right in the newspaper.

5. In Act 2, Part 1, what does Goring tell Sir Robert he should have done with Lady Chiltern?
(a) Divorce her.
(b) Distract her with a gift.
(c) Lie to her.
(d) Tell her everything.

6. Who says, "This is a game of life as we all have to play it"?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Goring.
(d) Sir Robert.

7. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He refuses.
(b) He asks her to come watch him speak.
(c) He agrees.
(d) He is very excited.

8. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) A political rally.
(b) A poker game.
(c) The Queen's Ball.
(d) The Bachelor's Ball.

9. According to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3, what is Sir Robert not a man to do?
(a) Do anything dishonorable.
(b) Continue in public life.
(c) Lie to his wife.
(d) Ruin a lady's reputation.

10. What does Sir Robert say are the only two fashionable religions?
(a) Money and Power.
(b) Catholic and Lutheran.
(c) Optimism and Pessimism.
(d) Politics and Society.

11. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?
(a) At Mrs. Cheveley's wedding.
(b) In school.
(c) At Goring's house.
(d) At a party.

12. Why does Mrs. Cheveley say science cannot grapple with the problem of women?
(a) Science is a man's field.
(b) Only God can explain women.
(c) Women are too complicated.
(d) Science can never grapple with the irrational.

13. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) Too low born for his time.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) A sign of despair.

14. Fill in the blank. Lady Chiltern says, "We women worship when we love; and when we lose our worship, we lose ________."
(a) Pride.
(b) Our minds.
(c) Everything
(d) Love.

15. If Sir Robert meets Mrs. Cheveley's demands, what will she give him with the prettiest thanks?
(a) Money.
(b) A recommendation to the House of Commons.
(c) A kiss.
(d) The letter.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Chiltern's dinner party, where does Mrs. Cheveley say she will be the next night at half past eleven?

2. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?

3. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?

4. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?

5. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?

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